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US STORAGE CENTERS OPENS NEWEST FACILITY SERVING SOUTH DADE COMMUNITIES
 

US Storage Centers celebrated the grand opening of is newest self-storage facility, March 21 – conveniently serving the South-Dade communities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and Kendall, from its location flanking the US-1/Busway at 13301 SW 87th Avenue. Joining corporate management and staff at the 166,000 sq-ft- storage facility was a cast of local dignitaries that included many notables, including... Read More »

 
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SOMETHING STINKS IN SOUTH MIAMI
 
Anyone who grew up in the 1950s and ‘60s no doubt remembers Pepé Le Pew, an amorous skunk whose affections were never returned, largely because of his smell. The City of South Miami has its own Pepe – and how he was reappointed stinks just as much as the skunk on “The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show.” Thomas Pepe is the city attorney. His job isn’t to represent the city commissioners or the mayor or to do their political handiwork... Read More »
 
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CITIES, THE COUNTY, AND THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY
 

Political philosophers define the “Principle of Subsidiarity” as the idea that civic matters should be handled by the least centralized authority – in other words, by local government. What this means is that, to the extent possible, matters like zoning, traffic management, street lighting, and community policing, should be handled by local jurisdictions such as cities, towns, and villages.  In Miami-Dade County we have 34 municipalities, and they all yearn to be able to control such matters within their jurisdictions. In the last week, I have received numerous calls from constituents in the cities of Coral Gables, South Miami, and Miami in regards to what should be one of the simplest matters to resolve, and that is the management of traffic through... Read More »

 
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COMMUNAL PASSOVER SEDER AT THE HOTEL COLONNADE CORAL GABLES
 

Residents of Coral Gables and surrounding areas are warmly invited to attend a traditional public Passover Seder open to the entire community. All Jews, regardless of affiliation or background, are encouraged to participate in this elegant Seder with an inviting atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. The Passover Seder will take... Read More »

 
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HEART OF GOLD FOR AUTISM ANNUAL FASHION SHOW
 

The Heart of Gold Annual Fashion Show event was created by Maximizing Autistic Children’s Success, a 501 (C) 3 organization dba Heart of Gold for Autism.  This event is part of our continued efforts to raise awareness of the significance of therapy for the development of children with Autism Spectrum Developmental Disabilities and, also, to raise funds to help pay for much needed therapies. This year’s Heart of Gold Annual Fashion Show on April 14, 2018, at the Coral Gables Women’s Club is a major fundraising event for this cause in partnership with Crystal Academy of Coral Gables, a premium therapy center and school specializing in children and adolescents... Read More »

 
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KIDS GET FREE PIN PAINTING AND ‘BIG PEEPIN MILKSHAKES’ AT KINGS DORAL THIS EASTER
 

Looking for an alternative to the annual Easter brunch? KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral plans to switch up the family holiday with gaming, entertainment, and dining all under one roof.

On April 1, KINGS Dining & Entertainment in Doral will offer the following special in addition to their regular services and menu:

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MIAMI BEACH IS IN HIGH-GEAR WITH BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
 
March is Florida Bicycle Month and the Miami Beach Police Department is continuing the city’s education/enforcement campaign geared to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are more likely to result in fatal or serious injuries than any other types of accidents.  A City of Miami Beach bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative is in place to make change and reduce... Read More »
 
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THE UNVOICED COMMUNITY: BBQ MEN & WOMEN OF GOULDS
 
Grab your lawn chair and relax on The South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Backyard Plaza while you enjoy live music from local artists, a photo gallery , and authentic BBQ food! The Unvoiced Community BBQ Men & Women of Goulds is sponsored by The Knight Foundation and The Department of Cultural Affairs. This photography series is curated by Symone Titania Major to celebrate the overlooked Miami-Dade Community of Goulds! This exhibit will explore the business practices of local BBQ Vendors and the culture they have created. Come party with... Read More »
 
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FORMER MIAMI DOLPHINS STAR RUNNING BACK RICKY WILLIAMS LAUNCHES CANNABIS BRAND
 

We’ve covered issues pertaining to the NFL and cannabis extensively in the past, with a wide range of topics. We’ve also covered some of the legal cannabis businesses being formed by celebrities within the past few years, including the Pittsburgh Steelers’ legendary running back Franco Harris. Now another former NFL running back is entering the legal cannabis space by starting his own brand: ex-Miami Dolphin Ricky Williams.  Williams is calling the brand Real Wellness, and their products are vaporizer cartridges, salves and tonics that are infused with “hemp-derived CBD or THC or a mix of both... Read More »

 
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Chairman Esteban Bovo Opens TPO Summit to Advance Public Transportation in Miami-Dade County
 

Transportation leaders from around the County and nation coalesced around Miami-Dade’s bold plans to advance public transportation at the inaugural... Read More »

 
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Surfs Up! Spring Break Camp For Children With Autism Is Back
 

The University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) is teaming up with the City of Miami Beach Parks... Read More »

 
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South Dade Chamber Of Commerce Will Present The 25th Annual Chili Cook Off And Family Festival
 

For the past 25 years, the Chili Cook Off has been a staple event of the South Dade area, attracting thousands to sample amateur and professional chefs as they face... Read More »

 
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Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use
 
State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests... Read More »
 
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Zanmi Beni: A Place To Call Home
 
The hospital was in chaos. The 2010 earthquake had just leveled much of Port-au-Prince, burying thousands under the rubble. Those who survived were rushed to the... Read More »
 
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Governor Scott Approves State Funding For Veterans Treatment Court, Military Museum
 
Gov. Rick Scott on March 16 signed the 2018-19 budget which included $800,000 in state funding for the Miami Military Museum Education Center and $150,500 for Miami-Dade... Read More »
 
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